My Route, More or Less (Red line, but starting in NY)

My Route, More or Less (Red line, but starting in NY)

Make a Difference

I'm pedaling for many reasons, the most important of which is to raise awareness and funds for Pedals For Progress. P4P is a non-profit that collects used bicycles and sewing machines in the US and donates them to poor people overseas. P4P combines my love of bicycling with my growing concern for those deprived of life's most basic necessities - sparked by a visit to the slums of Kibera in June '09 (pictures). P4P improves mobility and economic options for destitute people, opening pathways to greater dignity and opportunity.

Please make a donation, if you can (please write "TSQ2USQ" in the '...honor of' field). Remember, a bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. :)

My Game Plan

I'm following portions or all of three routes mapped out by the Adventure Cycling Association: the Atlantic, TransAm, & Western Express. I'll cycle through thirteen states: NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, KY, IL, MO, KS, CO, UT, NV & CA! I'm leaving on 4/17/10, and expect to return to New Jersey by mid June - back to my family, friends, & neighbors. I plan on cycling 5 - 6 hours per day, 6 days/week, usually starting in the early AM. My laptop and phone will allow me to work remotely most days, but I won't pass up opportunities to smell the roses along the way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 4 | DC!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you all the way, Steve. Love, MOM

Denise said...

aren't you headed in the wrong direction! :-)

Steve Fahmie said...

Uggh. Denise, ur right. :(

LOL. I start heading west tomorrow. I just couldn't resist a visit to the capital of our great nation. That, and I'm trying to hook up w/ the "TransAm" trail, which begins in VA.

Denise said...

I hope you're 'stretching out' after should stop and get some body work along the way. Try not to come back with a 'dowager's hump' and permanently flexed knees and hips!

Steve Fahmie said...

Denise: I'm stretching on the bike. My back problem, which started bothering me after my mountain bike fall, is feeling much better. Not sure what a 'dowager's hump' is...but I'm sure I don't want one.